You'll be glad to know we don't pick up all of our treasures from the side-of-the-road. Sometimes (quite often actually) a cash transaction is involved.
What do you think of our latest purchase?
Isn't it beautiful. We found it at a fantastic new shop here in Perth called Industriart. It is an original piece from the old Midland Railway Workshops (1904-1994. My Grandfather was the nurse there for many years) It stands as it was found, the only addition is some steel bracing attached to keep it steady.
I don't know what a die is, or a tap for that matter! And I was a tiny bit disappointed to discover that the drawer marked odd dies didn't read oddies like I thought it did (that would've been too sweet) but I do know, that I love this little industrial storage cabinet very much.
We have popped it in our nearly renovated kitchen (we've done our bit, just waiting on the tradies...) Not sure it will stay there, but for the moment I think it looks pretty good. Especially with my treasured vintage koala textile hanging above it
(found in a junk shop in Albany years ago. I'm so happy to have it hanging again - its been stored in "the shed" for almost two years!)
and my lovely Bitossi vase and other bits including the little handpainted Studio Anna Geraldton dish (picked up in an oppy for one dollar yesterday) atop it.
p.s. Industriart is at Unit D, 29 Clayton Street Bellevue. An industrial shop in a proper industrial area, perfect! There aren't many places like this in Perth, do check it out, you'll be glad you did.
p.p.s. I treated myself to a bunch of red gladdies to celebrate a month of hard graft in our kitchen (they are also the flowers I carried on our wedding day)
The little green stool belonged to Lucy Violet's husband, Tom. Your postcard is there too Lakota x
NOTE: info on dies and taps
If you are still wondering what die/tap means,they are cutting tools used in metal machining, the die cuts the outside thread and the tap cuts the inside thread of any metal component made for repairing machinery, the 3/8 etc.are imperial measurements.Did that make any sense?(married to a machinist amongst other things,lol)Gorgeous drawers. Love your red gladdies!
Thanks Simmone x